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Here at our mini-farm in Damascus, PA, my 10-year-old donkey, four goats and chickens can’t wait for autumn because they know they will soon be getting the delicious gift of pumpkins! Did … more
Two weeks ago, I received a text message from the folks at the Dutchess County SPCA regarding a sick kitten they had. The kitten, named Rogue by the folks at the animal shelter, was having a horrible … more
A few weeks ago, I received a call from a very concerned client regarding her goat. The client noted that her goat was not using her right hind leg over the weekend. After some investigation, we … more
Dogs are well-known for their loyalty and being excellent companions in our daily lives. As dog owners, we also ensure our dogs’ well-being as well, such as feeding them the right food and … more
Illness does not take a holiday. Illness does not plan to come when it is convenient for the patient, the nurse, or the doctor. Physicians as well as veterinarians must accept that while our … more
If you have a fire escape plan in place for your home, you’re steps ahead of many Americans. According to the National Fire Protection Association, only 30 percent of American households have … more
Illness comes at all times, no matter in the middle of the night, on a holiday, or in a major storm. A phone call came in at 3:50 a.m. Monday morning from a very upset woman regarding her … more
MILFORD, PA — With heavy hearts, the board, staff, volunteers and program participants of GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center recently bid farewell to Lobo, a beloved member of GAIT’s … more
ROCK HILL, NY — Emergencies are difficult for everyone involved. A few weeks ago, that was certainly the case. My office received a phone call from one of our clients regarding her dog, Mason. … more
As we humans face a pandemic of our own, the world’s rabbits face a similar danger (read about Rabbit Hemorrhagic Virus here). A slim saving grace, rabbits kept inside homes have a lower risk … more
REGION — As humans cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, rabbits are dying of their own devastating plague. Highly contagious, Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease, virus type 2 (RHDV2), has mainly been … more
Ownerless cats may look the same, but there is a difference between a stray and a feral cat. A feral cat is one that is born and raised in the wild with little or no human contact. A stray cat is one … more
Everyone is suffering from COVID-hair, including our pets! If you are going to partake in any home grooming of your dog or cat, it is important that you follow a couple key tips. If you are ever in … more
The empty shelves are hard to miss. No, not the ones in the paper products aisle—I mean the pet food.  The canned food Wombat likes isn’t there. Beauregard’s bag … more
(NORTH AMERICAN PRECIS SYNDICATE, INC.) — The lives of nearly 733,000 cats and dogs could be saved with the help of caring humans and an innovative web-based platform introduced recently by … more
In the past few weeks, the Coronavirus pandemic has flooded newsfeeds and shaken the world’s economy. We are seeing the continued ripple effects of the virus as it spreads here in the United … more
Animals age much faster than people do; because of that, their joints can certainly sustain some severe damages and stresses. One of the many struggles with the aging process is that the mind is … more
Inappropriate ingestion of marijuana in animals is becoming a more common occurrence in veterinary medicine. With the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana in some states, plus the … more
During the holidays, pet parents and house guests appear more susceptible to the alluring look on the face of the family cat or dog as they gaze at your leftovers. All too often, people try … more
It is Friday night and your dog comes in from its evening walk, and all of a sudden your dog is limping on its back right leg. You take a closer look, thinking maybe something is stuck in its pads. … more
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